Talkin' Cloud http://talkincloud.com/rss.xml en Cloud Access Security Broker Netskope Gets Patent for Granular Policy Enforcement http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/cloud-access-security-broker-netskope-gets-patent-granular-policy-enforcement <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud access security broker Netskope has received a patent for granular visibility and control of cloud services.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/cloud-access-security-broker-netskope-gets-patent-granular-policy-enforcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/cloud-access-security-broker-netskope-gets-patent-granular-policy-enforcement#comments Cloud Computing Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:43:00 +0000 55791 at http://talkincloud.com Oracle Buys NetSuite in Deal Valued at About $9.3 Billion http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/oracle-buys-netsuite-deal-valued-about-93-billion <div class="field-byline"> Molly Schuetz and Jing Cao | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Buying NetSuite will help Oracle compete against the likes of Salesforce.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/oracle-buys-netsuite-deal-valued-about-93-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/oracle-buys-netsuite-deal-valued-about-93-billion#comments Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:50:00 +0000 55781 at http://talkincloud.com 2016 HIPAA Breach Penalties Total $18.7 Million http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/2016-hipaa-breach-penalties-total-187-million <div class="node-body article-body">Organizations with responsibility for private health data have paid $18.7 million so far this year to settle cases.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/2016-hipaa-breach-penalties-total-187-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/2016-hipaa-breach-penalties-total-187-million#comments Cloud Computing Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:35:00 +0000 55771 at http://talkincloud.com Enterprise Software Vendors Embrace New Licensing Models to Complement Cloud http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/enterprise-software-vendors-embrace-new-licensing-models-complement-cloud <div class="node-body article-body">Forty-three percent of software vendors now receive half or more of their revenue from the perpetual license model of enterprise software vending, according to a report from Flexera Software. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/enterprise-software-vendors-embrace-new-licensing-models-complement-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/enterprise-software-vendors-embrace-new-licensing-models-complement-cloud#comments Cloud Computing Research SaaS (Software as a Service) Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:26:00 +0000 55761 at http://talkincloud.com IBM Hired Hundreds of Designers to Figure Out What Customers Want http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/ibm-hired-hundreds-designers-figure-out-what-customers-want <div class="field-byline"> Jing Cao | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A few months ago, senior executives at Vodafone's Irish division sat down with a 16-year-old boy to ask him about his daily routine and, specifically, how he uses his smartphone. The kid told them that the first thing he does in the morning is check Snapchat.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/ibm-hired-hundreds-designers-figure-out-what-customers-want" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/ibm-hired-hundreds-designers-figure-out-what-customers-want#comments Cloud Computing Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:08:00 +0000 55751 at http://talkincloud.com 4 Reasons Why Organizations Don't Use Open Source Software http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-open-source/4-reasons-why-organizations-dont-use-open-source-software <div class="node-body article-body">Black Duck's latest open source survey shows that a majority of companies are now using open source. So what's stopping the rest?</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-open-source/4-reasons-why-organizations-dont-use-open-source-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-open-source/4-reasons-why-organizations-dont-use-open-source-software#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing and Open Source Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:48:00 +0000 55741 at http://talkincloud.com Speed Bumps for Ingram Micro Buyout http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/speed-bumps-ingram-micro-buyout <div class="node-body article-body">Ingram Micro's $6 billion buyout by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is under scrutiny from regulators in both China and the U.S. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/speed-bumps-ingram-micro-buyout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/speed-bumps-ingram-micro-buyout#comments Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:04:00 +0000 55731 at http://talkincloud.com New Microsoft Data Center in Iowa Will Be 1.7M Square Feet http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/new-microsoft-data-center-iowa-will-be-17m-square-feet <div class="node-body article-body">The company expects to spend between $1.5 billion and $2 billion on the latest Iowa project.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/new-microsoft-data-center-iowa-will-be-17m-square-feet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/new-microsoft-data-center-iowa-will-be-17m-square-feet#comments Cloud Computing Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:13:00 +0000 55721 at http://talkincloud.com Verizon Said to Announce $4.8 Billion Yahoo Takeover Monday http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/verizon-said-announce-48-billion-yahoo-takeover-monday <div class="field-byline"> Alex Sherman and Matt Townsend | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon Communications Inc. will announce plans to buy Yahoo! Inc.’s core assets for about $4.8 billion on Monday.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/verizon-said-announce-48-billion-yahoo-takeover-monday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/verizon-said-announce-48-billion-yahoo-takeover-monday#comments Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:56:00 +0000 55711 at http://talkincloud.com Amazon Said to Be Mulling Data Center Construction in Italy http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/amazon-said-be-mulling-data-center-construction-italy <div class="node-body article-body">Amazon is considering building data centers in Italy on the sites of retired power plants. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/amazon-said-be-mulling-data-center-construction-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/amazon-said-be-mulling-data-center-construction-italy#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:02:00 +0000 55701 at http://talkincloud.com With a New Data Center Policy in Place, Federal Government is Ready for the SDDC http://talkincloud.com/blog/new-data-center-policy-place-federal-government-ready-sddc <div class="node-body blog-body">If federal agencies weren’t willing or able to consider moving to a software defined data center before, they may be willing to consider it now.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/blog/new-data-center-policy-place-federal-government-ready-sddc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/blog/new-data-center-policy-place-federal-government-ready-sddc#comments Guest Bloggers federal government SDDC software defined data center VMware Talkin Cloud Blog Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:39:00 +0000 55681 at http://talkincloud.com Gartner: Cloud Shift to Account for $1 Trillion in Spending by 2020 http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/gartner-cloud-shift-account-1-trillion-spending-2020 <div class="node-body article-body">Surprising no one, Gartner said this week that cloud computing will be one of the “most disruptive forces of IT spending since the early days of the digital age."</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/gartner-cloud-shift-account-1-trillion-spending-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/gartner-cloud-shift-account-1-trillion-spending-2020#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Research Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:59:00 +0000 55671 at http://talkincloud.com Salesforce Buys Data Center Optimization Startup Coolan http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/salesforce-buys-data-center-optimization-startup-coolan <div class="node-body article-body">Salesforce has acquired Coolan, a data center management software startup co-founded by Amir Michael, a former Facebook and Google hardware engineer and one of the founders of the Open Compute Project.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/salesforce-buys-data-center-optimization-startup-coolan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/salesforce-buys-data-center-optimization-startup-coolan#comments Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:36:00 +0000 55661 at http://talkincloud.com Qualcomm Shows China Progress While Intel Stokes Server Fear http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/qualcomm-shows-china-progress-while-intel-stokes-server-fear <div class="field-byline"> Ian King | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm Inc.’s second-quarter results show the chipmaker is overcoming hurdles in China, while rival Intel Corp. faces fresh headwinds in servers -- the key to its profit.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/qualcomm-shows-china-progress-while-intel-stokes-server-fear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/qualcomm-shows-china-progress-while-intel-stokes-server-fear#comments Cloud Computing Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:22:00 +0000 55651 at http://talkincloud.com Google Sprints Ahead in AI Building Blocks, Leaving Rivals Wary http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/google-sprints-ahead-ai-building-blocks-leaving-rivals-wary <div class="field-byline"> Jack Clark | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If the internet giant dominates in this field, it could gain an advantage in the fast-growing cloud-computing business, turning the popularity of its software into real revenue.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/google-sprints-ahead-ai-building-blocks-leaving-rivals-wary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/google-sprints-ahead-ai-building-blocks-leaving-rivals-wary#comments Cloud Computing Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:28:00 +0000 55641 at http://talkincloud.com EMC Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Dell Merger http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/emc-shareholders-overwhelmingly-approve-dell-merger <div class="node-body article-body">It took only 12 minutes for EMC shareholders to approve the merger with Dell, with 98 percent voting in favor. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/emc-shareholders-overwhelmingly-approve-dell-merger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/emc-shareholders-overwhelmingly-approve-dell-merger#comments Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:39:00 +0000 55631 at http://talkincloud.com Nadella: We’ll Build Cloud Data Centers Wherever Demand Takes Us http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/nadella-we-ll-build-cloud-data-centers-wherever-demand-tak <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud providers that want to ride the wave of enterprise cloud adoption have to ensure they have cloud data centers close to the companies they hope to serve. Microsoft execs confirmed this much on the company’s quarterly earnings call Tuesday.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/nadella-we-ll-build-cloud-data-centers-wherever-demand-tak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/nadella-we-ll-build-cloud-data-centers-wherever-demand-tak#comments Cloud Computing and Cloud Services Stocks Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:00:00 +0000 55621 at http://talkincloud.com Invest In Your Future: 5 Business Opportunities MSPs Can Leverage In The Cloud http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/invest-your-future-5-business-opportunities-msps-can-leverage-cloud <div class="node-body article-body">There are countless business opportunities for MSPs in the cloud, but here are five ways MSPs can cash in on cloud adoption. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/invest-your-future-5-business-opportunities-msps-can-leverage-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/invest-your-future-5-business-opportunities-msps-can-leverage-cloud#comments Cloud Computing Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:15:00 +0000 55611 at http://talkincloud.com Want a Happier, More Productive IT Team? Adopt Cloud Services http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/want-happier-more-productive-it-team-adopt-cloud-services <div class="field-deck"> New research from BetterCloud and 451 Research suggests cloud applications are making IT teams better at work </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The report, The Impact of Cloud Applications on the Role of IT, paints a rosy picture of the benefits that cloud offers organizations and their IT staff, who through the use of cloud are able to focus more of their time on innovation </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/want-happier-more-productive-it-team-adopt-cloud-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/want-happier-more-productive-it-team-adopt-cloud-services#comments Cloud Computing Research Google Apps vs Office 365 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:57:00 +0000 55591 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft Tops Estimates, Stoking Optimism on Cloud Strategy http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/microsoft-tops-estimates-stoking-optimism-cloud-strategy <div class="field-byline"> Ian King and Dina Bass | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Annualized revenue from commercial cloud products was more than $12.1 billion in the recent quarter, a number that Microsoft has pledged will reach $20 billion by fiscal 2018.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/microsoft-tops-estimates-stoking-optimism-cloud-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/microsoft-tops-estimates-stoking-optimism-cloud-strategy#comments Cloud Computing and Cloud Services Stocks Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:05:00 +0000 55581 at http://talkincloud.com Report: 42 Percent of Organizations Plan to Adopt Cloud-Based HR Systems http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/report-42-percent-organizations-plan-adopt-cloud-based-hr-systems <div class="node-body article-body">The 2016 Global HR Transformation Survey indicates that 42 percent of organizations will adopt a cloud-based HR system to replace their current one.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/report-42-percent-organizations-plan-adopt-cloud-based-hr-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/report-42-percent-organizations-plan-adopt-cloud-based-hr-systems#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Research Cloud Services Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:45:00 +0000 55571 at http://talkincloud.com IBM Rises After Sales Beat Estimates on Software Unit Gains http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/ibm-rises-after-sales-beat-estimates-software-unit-gains <div class="field-byline"> Jing Cao | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">IBM second-quarter revenue beat analysts’ estimates, boosted by the unit that includes its Watson artificial intelligence platform.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/ibm-rises-after-sales-beat-estimates-software-unit-gains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/ibm-rises-after-sales-beat-estimates-software-unit-gains#comments Cloud Computing and Cloud Services Stocks Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:44:00 +0000 55561 at http://talkincloud.com ChartaCloud Partners with Carbonite for HIPAA Compliance, Ease of Use http://talkincloud.com/blog/chartacloud-partners-carbonite-hipaa-compliance-ease-use <div class="node-body blog-body">ChartaCloud Technologies is partnering with Carbonite to help in-home caregivers automate processes, increase security, and ultimately spend more time focusing on what matters most: the health and well-being of their patients.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/blog/chartacloud-partners-carbonite-hipaa-compliance-ease-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/blog/chartacloud-partners-carbonite-hipaa-compliance-ease-use#comments Guest Bloggers backup and restore Carbonite geriatrics HIPAA home care pediatrics Talkin Cloud Blog Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:36:00 +0000 55551 at http://talkincloud.com SoftBank to Buy Britain’s ARM for $32 Billion in Record Deal http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/softbank-buy-britain-s-arm-32-billion-record-deal <div class="field-byline"> David Ramli and Jeremy Kahn | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SoftBank only made a serious approach to ARM’s chairman Stuart Chambers two weeks ago.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/softbank-buy-britain-s-arm-32-billion-record-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/softbank-buy-britain-s-arm-32-billion-record-deal#comments Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:45:00 +0000 55541 at http://talkincloud.com Box Picks RingCentral to Streamline its Enterprise Communications http://talkincloud.com/enterprise-cloud-services/box-picks-ringcentral-streamline-its-enterprise-communications <div class="field-deck"> Box will replace its existing solution with RingCentral to save up to $900,000 per year </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Box is replacing a mishmash of legacy business communication services with the RingCentral cloud platform.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/enterprise-cloud-services/box-picks-ringcentral-streamline-its-enterprise-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/enterprise-cloud-services/box-picks-ringcentral-streamline-its-enterprise-communications#comments Cloud Computing Enterprise Cloud Services Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:26:00 +0000 55531 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Box CEO Aaron Levie</p> Atlassian Acquires Cloud Incident Communication Platform StatusPage http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/atlassian-acquires-cloud-incident-communication-platform-st <div class="node-body article-body">On Thursday StatusPage was acquired for an undisclosed sum by enterprise software development company Atlassian.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/atlassian-acquires-cloud-incident-communication-platform-st" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/atlassian-acquires-cloud-incident-communication-platform-st#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:42:00 +0000 55481 at http://talkincloud.com Ericsson Wilts Awaiting 5G’s Promised Mobile-Network Sales Boost http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/ericsson-wilts-awaiting-5g-s-promised-mobile-network-sales <div class="field-byline"> Adam Ewing | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ahead of Ericsson’s second-quarter results on July 19, analysts predict an 8.9 percent drop in sales and a 22 percent fall in net income on average.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/ericsson-wilts-awaiting-5g-s-promised-mobile-network-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/ericsson-wilts-awaiting-5g-s-promised-mobile-network-sales#comments Cloud Computing and Cloud Services Stocks Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000 55461 at http://talkincloud.com AWS Sweetens Developer Pitch with Cloud9 Acquisition http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/aws-sweetens-developer-pitch-cloud9-acquisition <div class="node-body article-body">Amazon Web Services (AWS) has acquired cloud development startup Cloud9 on Thursday. The details of the transaction have not been disclosed. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/aws-sweetens-developer-pitch-cloud9-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/aws-sweetens-developer-pitch-cloud9-acquisition#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:09:00 +0000 55471 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft Wins Big in Fight for User Privacy as Irish Search Warrant Found Invalid http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/microsoft-wins-big-fight-user-privacy-irish-search-warrant-found-invalid <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft won a huge victory in the name of user privacy on Thursday as an appeals court has ruled that a federal warrant to seize email from a Microsoft server in Ireland is invalid.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/microsoft-wins-big-fight-user-privacy-irish-search-warrant-found-invalid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/microsoft-wins-big-fight-user-privacy-irish-search-warrant-found-invalid#comments Cloud Computing Security Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:06:00 +0000 55451 at http://talkincloud.com Your Phone Is Poised to Get 10 Times Faster as FCC Approves 5G http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/your-phone-poised-get-10-times-faster-fcc-approves-5g <div class="field-byline"> Todd Shields | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On Thursday the FCC took a major step toward boosting wireless speeds 10-fold by voting unanimously to open little-used airwaves to purposes as varied as remote surgery, lightning-fast video downloads and factory robotics.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/your-phone-poised-get-10-times-faster-fcc-approves-5g" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/your-phone-poised-get-10-times-faster-fcc-approves-5g#comments Cloud Computing Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:50:00 +0000 55431 at http://talkincloud.com